4/16/17
This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.

2/3/09

Oil & Gas Going Bust Here Once Again

Pursuing the production of oil and gas here in Colorado particularly on the western slope the last few years has been contentious at best but the companies doing so got their way. Now it's going bust most all of it from jobs to real estate.

This is a excellent article with plenty of info.
"It's coming to an end again," Roth said, referring to the drilling boom that has buoyed western Colorado as the nation's economy sinks. "We've been riding the high horse, but I don't think that's coming back."

Many of these workers are from out of state and have ridden the gravy train of super high paying jobs are of course unhappy and need to place blame to make them feel better. And where does that blame go-a sick global economy and low gas prices to new state regulations on the industry and having Democrats in the White House.

You see it's so easy and some of the mining and drilling practices being used and planned were not viable and very environmentally unfriendly.

Sorry you guys lost your jobs but soon you can get them back with wind and solar positions as it should have been in the first place.

1 comment:

  1. Too many people have tunnel vision when it comes to alternative forms of energy. We will all end up paying the priceas we continue to try and avoid the need for new and more sustainable forms of energy.

    Thanks for stopping by Stealth Survival. I will lay the topic to rest. I lived in NO for a good many years and I was deeply hurt by what happened to a truly unique and beautiful city.

    RW

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